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Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

1/48 Airfix Lightning

Calling this one done, not 100% happy with it, but that's more down to me than the kit.

An F 14, but not as you know it, Jim………

During the last few months of 2017, I’d enviously followed the posts that Marc Barris presented, describing the various scratch-built, vacform models he makes in 1/32 scale. Blessed with detailed plans of the full-size models and with much skill[...]

Kitty Hawk F-101C Voodoo

I've had this Kitty Hawk kit since it came out a couple years ago, but it kept getting put on the back burner due to other projects cutting in line. Well, I finally decided to finish the Voodoo, especially since Kitty Hawk has decided to release[...]

1/48 Airfix P-40B Tomahawk

This is 1/48 Airfix P-40B Tomahawk with TuAF markings circa 1942-44. Cockpit modified with Eduard PE set and Ultracast seat. Other modifications are: - Ultracast wheels - Aires landing gear doors - Quickboost gun barrels - Ultracast exhausts - M[...]

A Beginner’s early builds’

So, I just got into hobby modelling about February this year. In that time I have completed the planes you can see in the photos; Macchi 202 (Hasegawa), G55 (Smer), BR 20 (Italeri), Reggiane Re2002 (Tamiya), MB 326 (Italeri), Focke Wulf 190A (Ta[...]

Breda Ba 888 Lince (Lynx)

One of the most beautiful aircraft of the Regia Aeronautica circa WWII. Although, as I've read, functionally useless. They were ultimately used as bombing target decoys. Just started hobby modelling this year. Carrying on from an interest in 19[...]

Tamiya 1/48 P-51D “Nose Art Group Build”

My most recent addition to the Nose Art Group build is Tamiya's really nice but old P-51D, "Passion Wagon". This A/C was flown by Lt Arvil Roberson assigned to the 362nd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group. They were the first 8th Air Force un[...]

War Above the Trenches: Salmson-Moineau S.M.1

The Aircraft The S.M.1 was developed from 1915 by aircraft designer René Moineau for the Salmson-Moineau company, to meet the French military A3 specification, which called for a three-seat long range reconnaissance aircraft with strong defensi[...]

Messerschmitt Bf109 E7/4 Trop. II/JG27 North Afrika

Hi guys! This is the Tamiya kit, 1/48th. belonge to II/JG27 in North Afrika in 1942. A good model, but, been Tamiya, I expected more from the decals. A bit thickness and a bit difficult to fight with them. Hope you like it Sifredo Cubas

Trumpeter 1/32 F4F-4 Wildcat

this is the mount of Lt. William Leonard as it would have appeared with VF-11 on Guadalcanal June 1943 he graduated Annapolis class of 1938 won his wings in 1940 he was awarded the Navy Cross at Coral Sea three weeks later he won another at[...]